ROLE OF HINDUTVA AND PRAGMATISM IN MODI’S FOREIGN POLICY TOWARDS PAKISTAN

Authors

  • Kallimullah
  • Dr. Amna Mahmood

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54690/jcs.v8i2.40

Keywords:

India, Secularism, Hindutva, BJP, Modi, Foreign Policy, Pakistan, India relations

Abstract

Abstract

The rise of Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi to the corridors of power has perceptibly increased Indian hostility towards Pakistan. In the domestic politics of India, Bharatiya Janata Party under Narendra Modi has vehemently supported Hindu nationalism, commonly known as Hindutva, which brushes aside the ideals of secularism forming the basis of the Indian constitution. In the foreign policy realm, Modi’s government has adopted pragmatism in its relations with neighbours and the Muslim world except Pakistan. Hence there is rising Indian animosity towards Pakistan amidst the reinforced Hindu nationalism under PM Modi. The article examines role of Hindutva as well as pragmatism in Indian foreign policy under Modi from 2014 to 2019. It concludes that Hindutva is the driving force of Indian foreign policy towards Pakistan, rather than pragmatism.

Author Biographies

Kallimullah

Kallimullah PhD Scholar Department of Politics and IR, International Islamic University, Islamabad.

Dr. Amna Mahmood

Dr. Amna Mahmood,Professor Department of Politics and IR, International Islamic University, Islamabad.

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16-02-2019

How to Cite

ullah, Kallim, and Dr. Amna Mahmood. 2019. “ROLE OF HINDUTVA AND PRAGMATISM IN MODI’S FOREIGN POLICY TOWARDS PAKISTAN”. Journal of Contemporary Studies 8 (2):69-82. https://doi.org/10.54690/jcs.v8i2.40.